Most of you may have heard of the town Roswell. It became infamous because of a “crash landing” of an alien UFO.
“In mid-1947, a United States Army Air Forces balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico.Following wide initial interest in the crashed “flying disc”, the US military stated that it was merely a conventional weather balloon. Interest subsequently waned until the late 1970s, when ufologists began promoting a variety of increasingly elaborate conspiracy theories, claiming that one or more alien spacecraft had crash-landed and that the extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military, which then engaged in a cover-up.
In the 1990s, the US military published two reports disclosing the true nature of the crashed object: a nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul. Nevertheless, the Roswell incident continues to be of interest in popular media, and conspiracy theories surrounding the event persist. Roswell has been described as “the world’s most famous, most exhaustively investigated, and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim”.
Most every piece of art work within the town is related to UFOs, including the streetlights. So this page is dedicated to those artisan who have painted up a “storm” in Roswell. Not only will one find “aliens” and space paintings on buildings, but the windows and doors of shops have aliens painted on them such as this one at the Cosmic Salad restaurant.
One of the fascinating art projects found on Main Street Roswell, are the ceramic tile postcards, such as “The Truth is Out There,” written by children. These tiles are embedded into benches which provide an area for visitors and residents to rest while shopping in the downtown area.To view student post cards, click this link.
Continuing the tour of the downtown area, the visitor will also discover utility boxes have been turned into public art canvases. Some of these boxes are adorned with painting by elementary school children.
McDonalds also got into to the act by designing their restaurant to look like a space ship. And, if the visitor needs water to fill his or her water bottle, there is a water fill-up station located on the side of a building that looks like a scene from out of the desert. It has a windmill water pimp painting to simulate water being drawn from a well.To view Roswell’s downtown area street art and McDonalds’ futuristic restuarant, click this link.
Stories about UFOs have recently been making the news. Here are a couple of links to those news articles: